I agree with you. Even I dark brown skin and using a face wash, especially mild one, makes my skin look a lot darker. Soaps tend to clean my skin better and also give a healthy glow. Mild face washes may not be an issue to relatively fair skinned beauties but to me it is a straight no-no. I prefer using a deep cleansing soap. Although some may say that soaps dry out your skin, stripping off all the natural oils from your skin, I believe that's where a good moisturizer comes to the scene. A good moisturizer can provide the necessary moisture and make your skin oily and smooth but make sure you choose the right one according to your skin type.